Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sangria Blog Hop with Heart


I'm thrilled to be joining the lovely ladies from "Blog Hops with Heart". This month we're featuring Sangria paper and a "Gratitude" theme.  The hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter where you start.  If you've come from Kelly's blog, you're on the right path. 

I'm linking this to the "Give Thanks" challenge over at Heart2Heart

Lately, I've been into using up scraps, and for this card I went back to elementary school. 

This is basic basket weaving, except I used a variety of widths, and I didn't worry about a tight fit.  I glued the woven pieces onto a coordinating color of cardstock, Champagne, and then used my paper cutter to trim off the rough edges.  I was going sew zig-zag stitches to create a quilted look, but my machine is jamming on me.  I think it might need professional help, but don't we all!

I used some Copic markers to color two of the gold sequins red and to outline the sentiment panel. I only did the latter for photographing purposes.

My favorite part about this card is the sentiment.  If you want to know the truth, I bought the entire stamp set to get it. It beautifully sums up how I hope to live my life. 

Now, you'll want to go see what Shelly has for you.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful day of giving thanks on Thursday...and all life long!

Until next time,


  1. I am so excited to be hopping with you! LOVE the weaving with scraps. The only problem is that now I need to keep skinny scraps that I would have tossed. Uh, oh. I completely agree with you about the sentiment--absolutely something I strive for each day! Thanks so much for joining us, Becca. :)

  2. Gorgeous as always Becca! The weaving adds so much dimension and what a great way to use up scraps!

  3. Beautiful card, Becca!!! Your basket weaving is so pretty, and those sequins really take it to the next level! I love the sentiment so much too, that stamp set is a keeper to me! I have loved a lot of your artwork on the CTMH Artwork FB page, so happy to be hopping with you!

  4. I love this card--great colors and the weaving is just gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    :) Marie

  5. I love this card and the gorgeous job you did with paper weaving! Love the colors! So happy to be hopping with you!

  6. Ohhhh I love that patchwork look, every nice almost looks quilted, great job! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H

  7. Wow, this technique is stunning! I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this with us at H2H challenges.


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